For a long period of time Blackjack was by far the most popular card game in land based casinos until it recently got beaten by Baccarat. Online though, Blackjack is still immense popular and not for nothing players get the choice between twelve different variants of the Blackjack card game. That’s a lot compared to Baccarat, available in three different variants, although Net Entertainment didn’t ignore Punto Banco either, a card game very similar to Baccarat.
Blackjack is a standard casino game which can’t be missed in any casino, offline or online. It is a card game in which the aim of the player is to achieve a hand whose points total nearer to 21 than the banker’s hand, but without exceeding 21, the reason why some know the game as 21 rather than Blackjack.
Over the years the origin of Blackjack, like many other casino table games, has eluded researchers for a long time and which continues to be hotly debated to this day. Until today nobody exactly knows the origin of the game, but most agree it probably originated in French casinos around 1700, where it was called Vingt-et-Un which, translated, means Twenty-One. Logically it does make sense, as also Roulette has its roots in France officially invented in the same period as Blackjack most probably is. Although it seems very obvious the above is true, some believe Blackjack derived from the French card games, Chemin de Fer, and French Ferme, some fashionable game at that time.
Vingt-et-Un or 21 continued to grow in popularity and reach, and just as Roulette it eventually reached North America thanks to French colonists, and even though the Blackjack game rules were slightly different from those of contemporary blackjack, as only the dealer was permitted to double, the game was quite similar to the Blackjack game we play these days in land based casinos, online casinos while also offered in the live casinos and mobile casinos.
We could blame the Asians for the declining popularity of the Blackjack game in the land based casinos. For years now the Asians get totally nuts while playing Baccarat, leaving Blackjack for what it is. Fair? No, not really as not only the theoretical return to player for Baccarat is 98.96%, while Blackjack has a payout of no less than 99.75%.
The aim of the game is simple as it’s up to you to beat the dealer by having or creating a higher hand and come as close to 21 points without exceeding this number. If your initial two cards consist of an Ace accompanied by another card with the value of 10, the Ace automatically values as 11 with a Blackjack as a result. If no Blackjack occurs after cards have been dealt, and you’re not even close to 21, choose the hit option to receive an additional card while repeating this step when you’re still not satisfied. Make sure you won’t exceed the total points of 21, because if you do you’ll be busted and the dealer wins. The same happens when the dealer exceeds the 21 before you do, and the win is for you.
Although Blackjack is rather simple to play, I highly recommend to go through the game rules first before you start to play. Play Blackjack as a free game first, just to get familiar with this popular card game. Once familiar with the game rules and becoming a respectable Blackjack player, you can even go a step further using extra options such as Split, Double and Insurance.
If you are dealt two cards of the same value, you’re entitled to Split your cards while your initial bet is doubled. Like this you can play two hands at the same time, good for extra winning chances, especially when these particular cards are a good base for a Blackjack.
If the visible card of the dealer is an ace, you can choose for an insurance, and if the dealer gets a blackjack you will win 2 times your insurance bet. If not, you lose your insurance bet and the game continues as normal.
Double your bet after viewing your initial two cards when you have a good feeling for a nice winning so your win will be doubled as well when it seems you were right. Enjoy Blackjack Classic when a beginner, but try the other versions as well once you get this popular game and its extra options for some extra thrill this card game has to offer.
Five hands Blackjack
Looking for an exciting multiple hands blackjack game, you’re definitely at the right place with the Blackjack Classic, as always perfectly designed by Net Entertainment. This Blackjack game is featuring a 3D look including state of the art card animations while it pays a usual 3:2 when having a Blackjack. Choose to play with either one hand or go for some extra excitement while playing with multiple hands.